2016 Caldecott Award

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The American Library Association announced the 2016 Award Winners on Monday, January 11. The Caldecott winner is Finding Winnie: the true story of the world’s most famous bear, written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackhall. It is the real life story of the bear who was bought by a soldier in Canada during WWI, and brought to England to finally reside at the London Zoo, where he was the inspiration for the Winnie-the-Pooh books.

The Caldecott is given for the most distinguished picture book of that year, and I am so happy that it was won by Sophie Blackall. I heard her speak at the Society of Illustrators, and she is a wonderful and engaging artist and speaker.

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